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THE T3foi&fjfcV-'totA)6MM 1877.
Hchenok's Pulmonic flrrnn.Sr-a Weed
Tomo wo Makdsakb PiM.. These deserv
edly eelebratnd and popular medicines nave
effected a revolution In tlie healing art, and
proved the fallaoy of several maxim which
have for many yearn obstructed the progress of
medical iclence. The fain supposition that
" Coosnmptlon It Incurable" deterred physi
cians from attempting to And remedies for that
disease, and patient afflicted with It reconcil
ed themselves to death without making ao ef
fort to eeoape from a doom which they tap
poed to be unavoidable It la now proved,
however, that Consumption can be Cured, and
that It hai been cured in a Tory great number
f cnees (some of them apparently desperate
ones) by Bchenck'f rulmonlo Byrup alone
and In other cases by the same medicine In
connection with Sehenck'i Bea Wsed Tonic
and Mandrake Pills, one or both, according to)
the requirements of the case.
Dr. Bcbenck himself who enjoyed uninter
rupted good health for more than forty years,
was supposed at one time to be at the very
gate of death, his physicians having prononne
d bis case hopeless, and abandoned him tfl his
fate. He was cured by the aforesaid medi
cines, and, since bis recovery, many thousands
similarly affected have used Dr. Bchenck'l
preparations with the same remarkable suc
eess. Full directions accompany each, making It
not absolutely necessary to personally see Or.
Behenck. unless patients wish their lungs ex
amined, and for this purpose he le profession
ally at lilt principal office, Corner Sixth and
Arch Streets, Philadelphia, every Monday,
day, where all letters for advice most be ad
dressed. Bchenck's medicine are sold by all
druggists. . i l-4t
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANGEMENT OF PASSENGER TRAINS.
TRAINS LEAVE H ARIUHBtJRO AS FOLLOWS :
For Hew York, at 8.20, 8.10 a. in. 2.00 and
For Philadelphia, at 6.20, 8.10,9.46 a.m. 2.00
.and 3.67 p. m.
For Reading, at 6,20, 8.10, .46 a. m. 2.00
3.67 and 7.S6 p. m. .
For Pottsvllla at 6.20, 8.10 a.m.. and 3.67 p.
m., and via Schuylkill and Busquotiauua Branch
at t.40 p. m.
For Allentown, at 6.20, 3.10 a. m., 2.00,
3.67 and 7. 66p. m. ....
The 6.20, 8.10 a. m. 2.00 p. m. and 7.65 p. m.
trains have through cars for New York.
The 6.20, 8.10 a. m.. and 2.00 p. at. trains have
through cars for Philadelphia,
For New York, at 6.20 a. m.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 6.20 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Stations at
1.45p. m, j t . i i . i t j
TRAINS FOR HARRISPIURG.LfiAVK AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.46 a. m., 1.00, 6.30 and
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 . m. 3.40, and
7.2H p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.B0 a. m. 1.30,6.16
and 10.35 p. m.
Leave Pottsville, at 6.15, 9.15 a. in. and 4.36
And via Schuylkill and Susquekanna Branch at
8.06 a. in.
Leave Allentown, at 2.30, 5,60, 6.55 a. m., 12.13
4.30 and 9.00 p. in.
The 2.30 a. m. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. m. train from Reading do not run on Mon
days SUNDAYS !
Leave New York, at 5.30 p. m. , . .
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. . '
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40 a. m. and 10.35 p. m,
Leave Allentown, 2.30a. m. and l)U p. m. .
Via Morris and Essex Hall ltoad. ,,
J. . WOOTTEN,
' ' , General Superintendent.
Pennsylvania II. JR. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1876, ras.
senger tralnswlll run as follows:
Mimintown Aco. 7.19 a. m., dallvxcept Sunday.
.Johnstown Express 12.22 P. M., dally '' Sunday
Mail, 6.54 p. m., dally exceptSunday
Atlantic Express, 10.02 p.m., flag, dally.
Way Pass. 9.08 A. nr., dally.
Mall 2.38 p. m. dally exceptSunday.
Miltllntonn Aco. 6.65 P. M. dallyeseept Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
Pacific Express, 6.10 a. m , dally rnag
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, ana 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J.J. BAKCLAY, Agent.
on and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1874, trains
will leave Duncannon. as follows : ,
Mimintown Aco. dally except Sundayat 7.63 a. u.
Johnstown Express 12.53p.m. ,daly exceptSunday.
Mail 7.30 p. m "
AUantlc Express 10.29 p. m., dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.J8A.M., dally
Mall, 2.04 p. m .dallyexceptSunday.
'Mimintown Aco. dally except Sunday at 6.1Ap.m,
Pittsburg Ex. dally except Sunday (flag) U.33P. M.
WM. C. KING Aitent.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Street, near the Penn'a..
Freight Depot, where he will have on hand, and
will sell at
Leather and Harness of all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest cash
price. I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful lor past favors, i solicit a con
linuance of the same.
P. 8. Rlaukets, Koues, and Shoe findings made
n speciality, -
.103. M. HAWLEY.
Duncannon, JulylO, 1876. tf
HE MANSION HOUSE,
New Bloomfleld, Penn'a.,
D. M. KINESMITH, - . Proprietor.
This well-known hotel has lately been enlarged,
re painted and re-lilted, liest accommodations
afforded. - Careful hostlers always In attend
ance. , 933 tf .
HE PERRY HOUSE'
New Bloomfleld, Perry Co., Pa.,
TIIOS. STJTCn, Proprietor!
EST STREET HOTEL,
Nos. 41, 42, 43 & 44 West St.,
TEMPERANCE HOU8E, ON THE EURO-
PEAN PLAN. , ,
BOOMS 56 and 75 cents per day. Charges verv
MODEBATE. The best meats and vegetable, in
the market. BEST BKD8 lu tlie Cltv.
171yn - , . B. X. BABBITT, Proprietor.
JOB PRINTING of every description ncatTy
executed on short notlreand at reasonable
rates at this ofllce,
The Unknown Quest.
ONE pleasant evening, in the month
of June, lit the year 17-s a man
was observed entering the borders of, a
wood, near the Hudson river, his ap
pert ranee that of a person above the
common rank. The inhabitants of a
country village would liave dignified
him with the title of 'squire, and, from
bis manner ,pronounced him proud; but
those more accustomed to society, would
Inform you, there was something like a
military air about him. Ills horse pant
ed, as If It had been hard pushed for
some miles, yet, froni the owner's fre
quent stops to caress the pntlentanlmal,
he could not be charged with want of
humanity but seemed to be actuated by
some urgent necessity. The rider's for
saking a good road for a by-path leading
through the woods, Indicated a desire to
avoid the gaze of other travelers. He
had not left the house where he Inquir
ed the direction of the above mentioned
path, more than two hours, before the
quietude of the place was broken by tlie
noise of distant thunder. He . was soon
after obliged to dismount, traveling be
coming dangerous, as darkness conceal
ed surrounding objects, except when the
lightning's flash afforded him a momen
tary view of his situation. A , peal,
louder, and of longer duration than any
of the preceding, which now burst over
his head, seeming as if It would rend the
woods asunder, was quickly followed by
a heavy fall of rain, which penetrated
the clothing of the stranger ere he could
obtain the shelter of a large oak, which
stood at a little distance.
Almost exhausted with the labors of
the day, he was about making such dis
position of the saddle and his own coat,
as would enable him to pass the night
with what comfort circumstances would
admit, when he espied a light glimmer
ing through the trees. Animated with
the hope of better lodgings, he deter
mined to proceed. The way, which was
somewhat steep, became attended with
more obstacles the farther he advanced ;
the soil being composed of clay, which
the rain had rendered so soft that his feet
slipped at every Btep. By the utmost
perseverance, this' difficulty was finally
overcome without any Occident, and he
had the pleasure of finding himself In
front of a decent looking farm house.
The watch dog began barking, which
brought the owner of the mansion to
" Who is there V" said he.
" A friend who has lost his way, and
la In search of a place of shelter," was
" Come in, sir," added the first speak
er, " and whatever myliouse wiUafford,
you shall have, with welcome."
" I must provide for my weary com
panion of my Journey," remarked the
other. ' ' '
But the farmer undertook the task,
and after conducting the new comer
Into a room where his wife was seated,
he led the horse to a well-stored barn,
and there provided for him most bounti
fully. On rejoining the traveler, he ob
served, " That is a noble animal of yours,
" Ves," was the reply, "and I am
sorry that I was obliged to misuse him
so, as to make it necessary to give you
so much trouble with the care of him ;
but I have yet to thank you for kind
ness to both of us."
" I did no more than my duty, sir,"
said the entertainer, "and, therefore, am
entitled to no thanks. "But Susan,"
added be, turning to the hostess, with a
half reproachful look, " why have you
not given the gentleman something to
Fear had prevented the good woman
from exercising her well-known benev
oleuce ; for a robbery had been commit
ted by a lawless band of depredators, but
a few days before, lu that neighborhood,
and as report stated that the ruffians
were all well dressed, her imagination
suggested that this man might be one
At her husband's remonstrance, she
now readily engaged In repairing her
error, by preparing a plentiful repast.
During the meal, there was much In
teresting conversation among the three.
As soon as the worthy countryman per
ceived that his guest hod satisfied his ap
petite, he informed him, that It was now
the hour at which the family usually
performed their evening devotions, In
viting hitu at the same time to be pres
ed. The Invitation was accepted in
these words. '
"It would afford me the greatest
pleasure to commune with my heaven
ly Preserver, after the events of the
day ; such exercises prepares us for the
repose which we seek la sleep.".
The host now reached the Bible from
the shelf, and after reading a chapter
and singing, concluded the whole with
a fervent prayer, then, lighting a- pine
knot, conducted the person he , had en.
tertained to his chamber, wished him a
good night's rest, and retired to the ad
Joining apartment. , ' ' "'
"John,'! . whispered Ibe woman,
" that in a good gentleman, and not one
of the highwaymen as I supposed."
' Yes, Susan," said he, "Hike him
better for thinking of his Clod, than all
his kind inquiries after our welfare. I
wish our Peter had been home from the
army, If It was only to hear this good
man talk; I am sure Washington him
self could not say more for his country,
nor give a better history of the hardships
endured by our brave soldiers."
"Who knows now," Inquired the
wife, " but It may be he himself, after
all, my dear ; for they do say he travels
Just so, all alone, sometimes. Hark I
what's that J"'
The sound of a voice came from the
chamber of their guest, who was now
engaged In bis private religious worship.
After thanking the Creator for his
many mercies, and asking a blessing on
the Inhabitants of the house, he con
tinued, " and now, Almighty Father, If
It be thy holy will, that we shall obtain
a place and a name among the nations
of the earth, grant that we may be en
abled to show our gratitude for thy good
ness, by our endeavors to feor and obey
thee. Bless us with wisdom in our
councils, success In battle, and let our
victories be tempered with humanity.
Endow, also, our enemies with enlight
ened minds, that they may become sen
sible of their Injustice, and willing to
restore our liberty and peace. Orant
the petition of thy servant, for the sake
of him whom thou hast called thy be
loved Bon : nevertheless, not my will,
but thine be done. Amen."
The next morning the traveler, de
clinlng the pressing solicitations to
breakfast with his host, declared it was
necessary for, him to cross the river im
mediately; at the same time offering
part of his purse as a compensation for
what he had received, which was re
fused. "Well, sir," continued he, "since
you will not permit me to recompense
you for your trouble, It la but just that
I should Inform you on whom you have
conferedso many obligations, and also
add to them, by requesting your as
sistance in crossing the river. I liad
been out yesterday endeavoring to ob
tain some information respecting our
enemy, and being alone, ventured too
far from the camp. On my return, I
was surprised by a foraging party, and
only escaped by my knowledge of the
roads, and the fleetness of my horse.
My name is George Washington."
Surprise kept the listener silent for a
moment; then, after unsuccessfully re
peating the invitation to partake of
some refreshment, he hastened to call
two negroes, with whose, ansistance he
placed the horse on a Smkll raft of tim
ber that was lying lu the river, near the
door, and soon conveyed the general to
the opposite side, where he left him to
pursue his way to the camp, wishing
him a safe and prosperous journey.
On his return to the house, he found
that while he was engaged in making
preparations for conveying the horse
across the river, his illustrious visitor
had persuaded his wife to accept a token
of remembrance, which the family ore
proud of exhibiting to this day.
The above Is only one of the hazards
encountered by this truly great patriot,
for the purpose of transmitting to pos
terity the treasures we now enjoy. liet
us acknowledge the benefits received, by
our endeavors to preserve them in their
LOVE IN IOWA.
A DUBUQUE letter says: Most or
the citizens of Dubuque were fal
miliar with Mr. E. Frentress, who died
in Dunleith a few days ago. KIs being
a cripple made him more particularly
known and a cripple he had been all
his life. He long formed a desire to cul
tivate fruits und vegetables, and for that
purpose purchased a farm near Men
ominee, Wis., and upon which now rest
By diligence and hard work Mr.
Frentress soon amassed a profitable
competency, and it was then that ho de
plored his bachelorhood. He became
much attached to a young lady resident
of Dunleith, whom we will call Miss
Johns, and proposed murriage, bat the
young lady's parents were not willing
that their daughter should espouse a
man who was a confirmed cripple, and
so Mr. F.'s desire in that quarter was
ended. Some time after he proposed to
a young lady In Dubuque, who, after
some hesitation, accepted his hand und
His new made wife wus guy ami fond
of society, while Mr. Freutress was ex
tremely . opposite probubly from the
fact of his bodily affliction. Time wore
on, and from cause best known to him
self Mr, F. applied for and obtained a
divorce from his gay and wayward wife,
who afterwards married a brother of a
prominent judge, now on the bench lu
the State of California.
' Time In his flight did not heal the
burning attachment in the breast of
Mr,1 Frentress for his first love. He
availed himself of every optiortunity to
see and compliment her. His despond
ent heart soon bore him to a sick bed,
and at last be realized that the grim mes
senger of death was knocking at his
door. He wrote to Mies Johns and told
her of his constant, ardent attachment, '
and begged of her to attend him In his
sore distress. The letters to the young
lady were Intercepted, and of courso he
received no response. At Inst he depu
tized a trusty servant to go after; the
young lady In person urging her to come
to his dying bed. She could not refuse
the appeal, and contrary to the wishes of
her parents, attended the summons.
The appearance of Miss Johns at the
bedside of the dying mnn seemed to re
vive his energies, and kissing her hand,
he smiled with the greatest happiness.
He told her of his long attachment, and
urged her to remember him when dead
and gone; and, placing a packago of
papers In her hand, bid her a long fare
well, and expired soon after. It was an
affecting scene, and moistened the eyes
of all who witnessed the struggle be
tween death and love.
When Miss Johns returned to her
home, she was astonished to find In the
package of papers given to her by Mr.
F. a will, In which he bequeathed her
$10,000 In money and part of the real
estate of which he was possessed. Truly
this Is a bit of romance not found in
your yellow-covered novels.
Her Last Offer.
A MONO the tide of people pouring
Into a circus yesterday was a benev
olent looking woman of forty, carrying
an umbrella on her shoulder and a
shlnplaster in her fingers. She handed
out the quarter and was pushing along,
when the ticket agent called out :
" See here madam, I must have fifty
" It's all right I'm a good Demo
crat," she replied, trying to get In.
" Another quarter, madam," he said,
"I say I'm a good Republican, and I
say two shillings is enough," she ex
claimed, beginning to look mad.
"More money, or you must stand
aside," said the doorkeeper In a firm
"Now I won't do It!" she bluntly re
plied. "I've wolked four miles to see
the show and I'm going to see It. Seems
to me you're mighty high-nosed about
It, and seems to me that I am just as
good as you are, If I don't own no mam
moth aggravation of animals."
" Two shillings ; more, madam," was
"I'll say thirty," she remarked, feel
ing in her pocket.
"Can't do it, madam."
" Then I'll say thirty-one."
"Can't do It."
"Don't block the way, madam."
" See, here, mister showman with a
cargo of hyenas, that's my last offer.
If you want the cash, all right. If you
don't why say the word."
"Stand one side, madam, if you
please," was the reply, and she stood.
She went over to a stand and bought a
glass of red lemonade, and then took
scout along the canvas. Just as the
show begun some boy caught sight of a
pair of shoes kicking the air under the
tent, and some people inside were sur
prised to see a woman's head come up
between the benches. A body followed
the head, an umbrella followed the body,
and as she got a seat and a brace for her
back, she smiled benignly and remark
" Thirty-two cents saved to buy pick
les for winter, and now let the per
formance go on !"
adjustIncT A LOSS.
TEEN fellows those Insurance agents.
XV There was an alarm of fire the
other day, caused by a gas explosion In
the " saloon" of Mr. Michael McOowan
at the north end. As soon as the excite
ment had quieted down a . little, Mr.
McGowan started for the insurance of
fice, where he had taken out a policy on
his "shebeen" and its contents.
Soon after Michael left, a quiet-looking
gentleman entered and Interviewed Mrs.
McOowan on the subject of gas. He
was very severe ; he thought the gas had
lieen Improperly used ; he doubted if the
company would put pipes in there again
if bo much damage was done.
Mrs. McGowan was alarmed. She
knew that much of Mr. McGowan 's
business was transucted," under the gas
light" and she volubly protested:
" Alsy , sir, av ye plaze ; is it the gas
and the fire ? Dlvil a harm have they
done anyway, ban-in' Mike driven' the
head a v him thro' the windy, but many
the worse lick he's got .whin ..he's been
out wtd the byes. Burn, is it? Noth
ing wus burnt but Mike's ould coat. As
fur the whiskey, It wouldn't burn if
you'd trow it on the fire. Damage is
it y Walt till I get a dropo' whitewash,
the morrow, and dlvil a sign of a scorch
ye'll see." 1 , '
Meanwhile Mike, with hU head bound
up and wearing a 'woeful countenance,
was waiting at the insurance office.
Presently the agent arrived and Mr.
McOowan opened his case at once.
" Good Marniu' mister Premium. I've
jlst dropjwd in fur me Insurance, sor.
Tlie bloody gas works, bad luck to 'em,
busted the stooflng ahl out ov the pipes,
and sit fire to me place, and throwed me
clnne through the windy wld me head
again , . Murphy 's wall . as kapes - ...the
grocer's shop that came from County
Cork, and knows me well barrln' he'll
sell a glass of whiskey on thesly, which
being a grocer, is gain me rights.""1
As soon as Mr, McGowan stopped for
wind, the agent quietly replied :
" How much do you think your loss
Is, Mr. McGowan V"
"Well, I do not know, sor. What
wld me place busted, and me stock burn
ed, me clotbln' destroyed, me h6A bruk,
to say nothln' av the blud on Murpuy
wall, I'm thlnkin' a matter of five
bunder dollars would be sqarln' me."
"Mr. MoGowan," said the. agent,
drawing a bank note from his drawer,
" I have ljeen up to your place this
morning and seen what damage has
been done, besides having the pleasure
of an Interview with Mrs. McGowan.
There is twenty dollars to pay for a
bucket of whitewash, a pane of glass
and your broken head, and don't try to
play games on Insurance people." ,
Mr. McQowan's face lengthened Inch by
Inch, and his square Jaw dropped as the
insurance man continued. Finally, his
eye falling under the gaze of the other,
he pocketed the money, signed the nec
essary papers, and merely , remarked ;
" So ye've had an Interview wid the.
ould Woman, have ye f Be gorra 1 I'll
have one wld her meself agin I go.
Mr. McGowan was true to his wora,
for he paid the $20 to the clerk of the
police court the next morning, for, as.
Mrs. McGowan described It, "baitin1
her like an ould carpet."
A Funeral Spoiled.
Among the multitudes of saddening
anecdotesconnected with the Brooklyn
Theatre fire, it is a relief once In a while
to come upon one which has its humor
ous aspect. On that fatal night two
youths, one a resident of Newark and
the other of Brooklyn, attended the per
formance at the Brooklyn Theatre.
They left the building previous to the
last act, as the Newark boy had persuad
ed his Brooklyn chum to go home and
sleep with him, and it was necessary to
leave early to catch the train. No hint
of the terrible disaster reached Newark
until tlie next afternoon. Tbe next day
the Brooklyn boy returned to his home.
He found a hearse at his father's door -and
all the other appliances of a funeral.
Kinging the door bell he was met by a
servant girl who nearly fainted at sight
"Whose funeral is this?" said tbe
"It's your- own, darlln'," said the
girl, " we got your body yesterday at tbe
morgue, and you're Just about bein'
The denoument may be imagined.
A balky horse made himself conspic
uous on Chestnut street, Philadelphia
iecently, and as tbe altercations between
him and his employers took place in tbe
very centre of business, a crowd of Idlers
instantly assembled to look on. After
the first excitement was over and the
novelty of the thing began to wear off,
various original expedients for starting
the animal, such as building a fire under
him or tying a string round his ear were
suggested with thoughtful kindness by
the crowd, and one or two of them had
been tried of course, without result,
'' when a boy stepped up to the horse, put
a string around his foreleg, and began to
saw away on it as if it were a bass fid
dle. Indignant at such treatment, the
animal started off Instantly, the crowd
applauded, and the youth, whose modes
ty was equal to his ingenuity, withdrew,
carefully wrapping the string around a
Many years ago Mrs. Erskiue of
Scotland died and was burled. On one
of her fingers was a valuable gold ring,
which could not be removed on account
of the finger continuing swollen after
death. This fact became known, and
the night after she was buried, to ob
tain the ring, two men opened the grave
and took the body of Mrs. Erskine out
of the coffin, and to remove the ring
they began to cut away the flesh of the
finger, when Mrs. E. exclaimed, " Oh !
it is so painful." The thieves left her
and fled, and she got up and walked to
her husband's house. She lived many
L years afterwards, and became the mother
of Ebenezer Ersklne, one of the authors
of a valuable book called Fisher's and
VsS" Language Is the amber In which a
thousand precious and subtile thoughts
have been safely einliedded and preserv
ed. It has arrested ten Ihousand light
ning flashes of genius, which unless
fixed and arrested, might have been as
bright, but would have also been as
quickly passing nnd perishing as the